New York: John B. Alden, Circa 1900.
Hardcover. 7 1/2" X 5 1/4". 302pp. No date of publication, published between 1895 and 1905. Red-brown cloth over boards, with embossed vine and flower design upper board and spine, gondola scene stamped in black to spine, and upper board and spine lettered in black. Moderate wear to binding, with small tears to cloth at head and tail of spine, bumping to edges and extremities, edgewear, and scattered rubbing. Binding is firm and sound. Pages are age-toned throughout, but otherwise unmarked. This lovely, possibly pirated, edition of Madame de Stael's Corinne was published by John B. Alden, a radical American publisher who tried in the 1880s to start a "literary revolution" to overturn what he considered to be the publishing monopoly of the day. Very good. Item #3428